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WHO Europe: Brief Organizational Models of Prison Health. Considerations for Better Governance (2020)

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WHO Regional Office for Europe published a policy brief on the Brief Organizational Models of Prison Health. Considerations for Better Governance.  There is currently a variety of models of prison health accountability across the WHO European Region. The WHO Regional Office for Europe recommends that leadership should come from health ministries if health equity between prisons and the outside community is to be achieved. Most importantly, a who...

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Collecting Cases of Primary Care in Closed Settings/Prisons - Insight into organisation, provision and type of care.

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The Working Group ‘Prison Health’ of the European Forum for Primary Care would like to collect information on the relationships between health care in prisons and primary care after inmates are released. This information will ultimately contribute to a position paper that will highlight the continuity of care between prisons and the community, as well as the role and need of primary care within closed settings. Deadline: 31st October 2020. Plea...

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Leaving no one behind in prison health: the Helsinki conclusions (2020)

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Co-hosted by WHO/Europe, Public Health England and the Government of Finland, the 6th Prison Health Conference took place in Helsinki in March 2019. Themed “Leaving no one behind in prison health”, it focused on the interface between the health and justice systems, and its association with human rights and the principles established under the United Nations Nelson Mandela Rules and Bangkok Rules on the treatment of prisoners. The Conference was...

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Preventing COVID-19 outbreak in prisons: a challenging but essential task for authorities

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The guidance provides useful information to staff and health care providers working in prisons, and to prison authorities. It explains how to prevent and address a potential disease outbreak and stresses important human rights elements that must be respected in the response to COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention. Access to information and adequate health care provision, including for mental disorders, are essential aspects in preser...

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Mental Health in Prisons - Coping with the Coronavirus

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What is undoubtedly at the forefront of the headlines at the moment is Covid 19 and its vast impacts on global health systems, economies and infrastructure. Vulnerable populations are worst effected; the elderly, those with pre-existing conditions, poorer populations etc. However, amongst these vulnerable populations are those confined within an environment that, given current events, might not necessarily be at the top of everyones agenda; pris...

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